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Pearson Home Moving Olympics logistical statistics


Interesting Summer Olympics logistical statistics:

The Games provides 14 million meals consisting of 25,000 loaves of bread, 232 tons of potatoes, 82 tons of seafood, 31 tons of poultry items, 100 tons of meat, 75,000 liters of milk, 19 tons of eggs, 21 tons of cheese, and 330 tons of fruit/vegetables.

Pearson Home Moving Olympics Logistical Statistics


Interesting Summer Olympics logistical statistics:

UPS had to prepare and ship 4,283 whistles, 600 basketballs, 26,400 tennis balls, 15,000 computers and a couple hundred thousand chairs for the Olympic Games.

766 miles of fabric are needed for the Games Maker uniforms.

800,000 ticketed spectators will use public transport on the busiest day

One million square feet of warehouse space is needed for logistics.

There are 15,000 deliveries by a fleet of 300 trucks.

 

Pearson Home Moving Olympics logistical statistics.


Pearson Interesting Summer Olympics logistical statistics:

Over the next couple of days, we will be bringing you some Interesting Summer Olympics logistical statistics!

The two weeks of summer that everyone has been waiting for are finally here – The Olympic Games. Taking place in London, England this year, the Olympics is one of the most watched sporting events on the planet. With this much national attention, a copious amount of detail and planning must go into the preparation of the Games. This entails a huge logistical challenge in how to overcome the mass transportation of products, athletes, workers and attendees to the London Olympics.

Mont Saint-Michel


What a beautiful, well situated castle. Back in its day it would have been the best defensiveness castle of its time.  Pearson Home Moving would recommend visiting this castle. For Its location and how well preserved it is. I could sum this castle in one word… Grand!

 

It is located towards the north of France and was established in the 8th century. Wow!!! How on earth did they construct this magnificent structure back then and fighting against the tide.

 

La Potherie Estate


 

This magnifcsent castle was built in the 19th century. It was built for the Count and the Countess of La Rochefoucauld-Bayers constructed on their La Potherie Estate, a new grand castle in the neogothic style. They chose a very famous architect from Paris, Louis Visconti. He was famous since he designed the Louvre extension. They asked him to design the new Chateau to replace the 16th century one and asked Rene Hode a famous architect from angers to build the castle. The construction began in1848 and was finished in 1854. The design was a classic arrangement one rectangle with 4 towers, very large-60 meters long, 37 meter deep and 47 meters high- 120 rooms on 5 levels with an abundance of limestone sculptures made by Jacques Granneau, student of David D’Angers.
At the death of her husband, Ida de la Potherie, Countess of la Rochefoucauld-Bayers finished the construction of the Castle and continued to finish her and her husbands dream.
All this architectural construction in the village made this place one of the great private French residence in the 19th century. Because of the ambiance of the total property the Castle Chateau de La Potherie was named the “neogothic jewel in Anjou” or “The Petite Chambord”.
Situated on beautiful grounds, the Chateau complex makes up one corner of a small village, which also has shops, a cathedral, and many summer events. The Chateau is now open for both overnight guests and day visitors, and also hosts wedding receptions and other events, your chateau holidays in France.

The Chateau de Challain is located only thirty minutes outside the town of Angers in the Loire Valley, the region of Castles, and only one and a half hours from Paris by TGV (High Speed Train). The Castle is easy to get to from England and Ireland by flying direct into Nantes airport. The Castle is situated at the corner of a quaint village in the western Loire Valley region of France. The ultimate destination for your destination Castle Weddingor Romantic Bed & Breakfast holiday in France.

Pearson Home Moving in Paris


Pearson Home Moving in Paris.

This is a image taken on a river boat trip on the river Seine. It is a nice summers day in Paris and we are currently heading towards Notre Dame. The more common image of Notre dame is taken from the front. But I thought  it would be different to take a picture from the rear.

I like this because the architectural design has got a Gothic sort of theme to it.

Pearson Home Moving in Vatican City


Lets Take a trip to Vatican City. The City within a city.The home of the Pope Benedict XVI. This is a truly wonderful place to visit. The condition of the sculptures are in really good condition. When we went there was hundreds of people gathered in the center just admiring the area. But on Sundays when the the pope does his speech. the place it full.